The longest running global event for ESG in private markets

The longest-running private equity forum focused on bringing together fund managers, institutional investors, and expert advisors to discuss ESG issues across alternative asset classes will return to London on 9-10 November, co-hosted with the PRI.

The key theme for this year will be climate change, the route to net-zero, and the rise of impact investing. Hear from the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance who will discuss their approach, expectations of managers and the impact on capital allocation.

Connect with your peers through interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with other responsible investment investors and fund managers.

Book now to be a part of the must-attend event for alternative asset professionals with an interest in ESG and responsible investment. There will be additional opportunities for those unable to travel to participate remotely.

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The key theme for this year will be climate change and the route to net-zero. Learn from industry experts and get insight into the path to net-zero, sustainable value creation, the rise of impact investing, making data useful for investors and fund managers, an EU and SFDR regulatory update, as well as ESG approaches in the US and Japan.

Build a valuable network

Connect with industry participants in all aspects of responsible investment. Network in-person at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts. Build lasting relationships and compare best practices with your peers.

Meet institutional investors

Hear from institutional investors who are looking to increase their exposure in the industry. Benefit from our expansive European investor community who will be in attendance throughout the forum. Current investors include AP6, Dai-ichi Life International, EBRD, Phoenix Group, World Bank Pension, and many more.

Keynote speaker

 

 

Hear from Christian Sinding, CEO and Managing Partner of EQT on what moving to net-zero practically means for private equity. Discover practical steps for developing an approach to ESG at the longest-running private equity event focused on sustainability.

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Agenda highlight: Impact investment

In our dedicated impact investment stream, hear from industry leaders creating scalable, positive change and explore how you can implement impact principles and methodologies into your portfolio to create greater value.

  • The continued rise of impact investment in private markets
  • Investor expectations on impact
  • Is standardisation on reporting of impact any closer?

Speakers confirmed in 2021

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Connect with responsible investment and ESG professionals

Abris Capital Partners
ADM Capital
Antin Infrastructure Partners
AP6
AP7
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership
Church Commissioners
Cinven
Denham Capital
EMK Capital
EBRD
EIF
Global Sustain Group
Greystar Europe Holdings
Heptagon Capital
IK Investment Partners
Intermediate Capital Group
Investindustrial
JP Morgan
M&G Investment Management
Marwitz Family Office
MassMutual
NextEnergy Capital
Nordea Asset Management
Nordic Capital
Norvester Equity
Octopus Investments
Proterra Investment Partners
RBS International
Star Capital Partners
Wates Foundation
Wimmer Family Office

Testimonials from attendees

Anna Follér

Sustainability Manager, AP6

As an investor in private equity only, the PEI Responsible Investment Forum is our number one go to event for learning, sharing and networking around ESG.

Clara Camara

Legal Counsel, Crest Capital Partners

As a first-time attendee, it was very useful to understand the urgency of being more demanding with ourselves and with portfolio companies. It was great to lear…

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Delilah Rothenberg

Executive Director & Founding Member, Predistribution Initiative

The forum is one of my top go-to events every year. It is a key meeting point for industry professionals to learn from and get to know one another.

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The Responsible Investment Forum: Europe will take place on 9-10 November, all timings are in GMT, UK time zone.

For more information on the agenda, please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@peimedia.com | +44 (0)203 879 3893

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Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2021 - Tuesday 9th

Plenary
08:45 - 08:55

Chair’s introduction

Christopher Springham
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Christopher Springham

Formerly VP - Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy Business

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08:55 - 09:05

PRI update

Simon Whistler
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Simon Whistler

Infrastructure Lead, PRI

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09:05 - 09:45

The ICI journey: interpreting and acting on the latest guidance

Nicolas Bourdier, Cornelia Gomez, Serge Younes, Adinah Shackleton
  • Update on latest guidance from the ICI, what are the priorities?
  • How collaboration can help PE lead the way
  • Meeting net zero within the churn nature of a PE portfolio
  • What are the main highlights from the latest guidance?
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Nicolas Bourdier

Partner, Sustainability, PwC

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Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

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Serge Younes

Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

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Adinah Shackleton

Head of ESG, Permira

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09:45 - 10:20

Net-zero asset owners: how investors are aligning themselves with the Paris agreement

Vikram Raju, Martin Ewald, Aaron Pinnock, Simon Hallett
  • Update on latest initiatives and opportunities for convergence
  • How are asset owners getting to net zero? Is capital allocation being impacted?
  • How are LPs assessing managers on commitment to net zero?
  • Priorities for the next five years asset owners

Moderator: Vikram Raju, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley AIP

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Vikram Raju

Head of Climate Investing, Morgan Stanley AIP

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Martin Ewald

Managing Director, Allianz Global Investors

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Aaron Pinnock

Impact Investment Analyst, Church Commissioners

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Simon Hallett

Managing Director, Endowment & Foundation Practice, Cambridge Associates

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10:20 - 10:45

Keynote interview: what moving to net zero practically means for private equity

Christian Sinding, Toby Mitchenall
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Christian Sinding

CEO and Managing Partner, EQT Partners AG

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Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, New Private Markets

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10:45 - 11:00

An Introduction to the Science Based Targets Guidance for Private Equity

Tim Clare
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Tim Clare

Director - ESG Advisory, Anthesis Group

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11:00 - 11:30

Coffee & networking

Plenary
11:30 - 12:20

Sustainable value creation: How ESG has moved from a cost centre to a value driver

Tomas Sys, Adam Black, Elizabeth Lewis, Anders Misund, Joana Castro, Christian Gückel
  • Getting buy-in from the investment team, how are the heads of ESG working with the deal partners?
  • Working via underlying GPs to create value through ESG
  • Partnering with portfolio companies to create value through ESG
  • Examples of work on ESG adding to multiple paid at exit

Moderator: Tomas Sys, Principal, UK M&A and ESG Advisory Lead, Ramboll

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Tomas Sys

Principal, UK M&A and ESG Advisory Lead, Ramboll

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Adam Black

Partner, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

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Elizabeth Lewis

Managing Director of ESG, Blackstone

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Anders Misund

Partner and Head of EQT Future Advisory Team, EQT Partners

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Joana Castro

Principal and Head of Primary Fund Investing, Unigestion

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Christian Gückel

Chief Risk Officer, SEDCO

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12:20 - 12:40

Case study: outlining how a leading GP has approached climate across its entire portfolio

Graeme Ardus , Toby Robertson
  • Simplifying the approach to climate across the business
  • The challenge of measuring carbon footprint of all portfolio companies
  • How data has been utilised to manage risks and opportunities associated with climate
  • How transforming the approach to climate has had a positive impact on returns
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Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

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Toby Robertson

Head of InvestorPortal, Greenstone

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12:40 - 13:30

Making data useful: are we drowning in ESG data?

James Holley, Maaike van der Schoot, Elizabeth Seeger, Wim Peeters, Melissa Ferraz, Sergio Dias
  • How can service providers make their offerings more relevant to private markets?
  • To what extent are the reams of data being made use of?
  • How are LP requests changing?
  • How best to engage with the portfolio on data requests
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James Holley

Partner, ESG Transaction Services & Private Equity, KPMG

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Maaike van der Schoot

Responsible Investment Officer, AlpInvest Partners

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Elizabeth Seeger

Managing Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR

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Wim Peeters

Vice President Business Development, EcoVadis

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Melissa Ferraz

Managing Director, eFront Insight, BlackRock

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Sergio Dias

Head of Key Account Management, RepRisk

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13:30 - 14:30

Lunch

Stream A - Impact Investing
14:30 - 15:10

The continued rise of impact investment in private markets

Emmanuel Parmentier, Dr. Silva Deželan, Paula Langton, Dr Andreas Nilsson, Rami Bibi
  • Outlining the considerations for a traditional GP launching an impact strategy
  • Dedicated funds vs integration with ESG: to what extent are the two worlds merging?
  • What can PE funds moving into impact learn from impact specialists? How do strategies differ?

Moderator: Emmanuel Parmentier, Managing Partner, Indefi

 

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Emmanuel Parmentier

Managing Partner, Indefi

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Dr. Silva Deželan

Head of Impact & ESG, Forbion

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Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

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Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

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Rami Bibi

Head of EMEA Global Impact, KKR

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15:10 - 15:45

Investor expectations on impact

Manuela Fumarola, Ana Lei Ortiz, Blandine Machabert
  • Can impact be on parity with returns in?
  • Do investors need to adjust their mandates to account for impact performance?
  • What data do investors want to see and which frameworks are they using?
  • To what extent are investors concerned by greenwashing?
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Manuela Fumarola

Head of ESG, Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Ana Lei Ortiz

Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

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Blandine Machabert

Senior consultant, INDEFI

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15:45 - 16:20

Is standardisation on reporting of impact any closer?

Snehal Shah, Richard Burrett, Phil Davis, Marina Johnson
  • Update on the impact management project and other methodologies
  • What frameworks are funds using to demonstrate impact?
  • How will things develop in the next decade as the space grows?
Snehal Shah, PEI Media

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

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Richard Burrett

Chief Sustainability Officer, Earth Capital

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Phil Davis

Director of ESG, Helios Investment Partners

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Marina Johnson

Associate, Sustainability, Actis

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Stream B - Other Asset Classes
14:30 - 15:10

To what extent is ESG now fully incorporated within the private debt investment process?

Sabrina Fox, Adam Heltzer, Carina Spitzkopf, Sonia Rocher
  • Update on the latest initiatives around private debt and ESG
  • What are the remaining barriers to ESG implementation in private credit?
  • How are LP demands around ESG on credit investments changing?
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Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA)

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Adam Heltzer

Partner, Head of ESG, Ares Management

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Carina Spitzkopf

Director - Private Debt & CLO's, Hermes Investment Management

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Sonia Rocher

Managing Director, BlackRock

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15:10 - 15:45

How managing climate risk is crucial to driving returns in infrastructure investment

Fabian Gröene, Mary Nicholson, Simon Whistler, Abhisheik Dhawan
  • Possible implications of COP 26 on infrastructure investors
  • Assessing climate risk within a typical infrastructure portfolio
  • Opportunities created by the move to net-zero
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Fabian Gröene

Partner, EQT

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Mary Nicholson

Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

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Simon Whistler

Head, Real Assets, Principles for Responsible Investment

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Abhisheik Dhawan

Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist, UNCDF

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15:45 - 16:20

Why ESG is crucial to driving returns in real estate investments

Philippa Gill, Anna Olink, Eimear Palmer
  • Proving the value of investing responsibly
  • Risk/return profile of impact investing
  • Engaging with landlords and tenants on ESG
  • Opportunities of net-zero buildings and danger of value destruction for older buildings not meeting ESG credentials
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Philippa Gill

Director - EVORA Global

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Anna Olink

Business Development Director, EMEA, GRESB

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Eimear Palmer

Partner, Global Head of ESG, Pantheon Ventures

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Around the world of ESG
16:30 - 17:00

Keynote discussion: Spotlight on Global Best Practices and Lessons from Japan

Carmela Mendoza, Peter Dunbar, Jun Tsusaka, Jonathan Bailey
  • Comparing implementation in Japan to elsewhere in the world
  • What are Japanese LPs demanding on ESG? Are allocations being made based on ESG merit?
  • How are Japanese GPs innovating when it comes to ESG?

Peter Dunbar, Private Equity Specialist, UNPRI
in conversation with
Jun Tsusaka
, CEO, CIO and Chairman of ESG Committee, NSSK

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Carmela Mendoza

Senior Reporter, PEI

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Peter Dunbar

Principal – Responsible Investment, StepStone Group

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Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO and Chairman of ESG Committee, NSSK

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Jonathan Bailey

Head of ESG Investing, Neuberger Berman

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17:00 - 17:30

Keynote discussion: Spotlight on North America

Alan Kao, Jake Levine, Megan Starr, Vikram Raju
  • Will the new Biden administration will boost ESG in the States in all areas of investment?
  • Is the US still lagging behind Europe or is this an outdated view?
  • How is impact taking hold in US beyond the mega funds?

Alan Kao, Principal, Ramboll

 

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Alan Kao

Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

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Jake Levine

Chief Climate Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

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Megan Starr, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

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Vikram Raju

Head of Climate Investing, Morgan Stanley AIP

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Networking Roundtable Discussions
17:30 - 18:00

Networking Roundtable Discussions: Emerging topics

Alison Hampton, Emma Bickerstaffe , Maarten Biermans, Corinne Carr, Adam Black, Manuela Fumarola, Phil Davis, Valeria Rosati

Led by an expert moderator, the roundtables will create an informal environment to discuss and debate ESG opportunities across different private equity strategies. Delegates will be able to move around tables, maximising networking and learning opportunities

  • ESG in venture: Alison Hampton (Alma Verde Advisors)
  • Biodiversity: Manuela Fumarola (Aberdeen Standard Investments)
  • ESG in secondaries: Adam Black (Coller Capital)
  • Data: Emma Bickerstaffe (MJ Hudson)
  • B-corps: Phil Davis (Helios Investment Partners)
  • Remuneration: Corinne Carr (PeopleNet Ltd)
  • ESG Linked Credit Facilities: Maarten Biermans (Rabobank Capital Markets)
  • Value creation: Valeria Rosati (Vantage Infrastructure)
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Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

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Emma Bickerstaffe

Managing Director, ESG & Sustainability, MJ Hudson

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Maarten Biermans

Global Head Sustainable Finance, Rabobank Capital Markets

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Corinne Carr

Founder and Responsible Reward Consultant, PeopleNet Limited

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Adam Black

Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

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Manuela Fumarola

Head of ESG, Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

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Phil Davis

Director of ESG, Helios Investment Partners

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Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

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18:00 - 19:00

Drinks Reception

Agenda

Responsible Investment Forum: Europe 2021 - Wednesday 10th

Plenary
09:00 - 09:10

Chair’s introduction

Christopher Springham
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Christopher Springham

Formerly VP - Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy Business

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09:10 - 09:40

Net Zero - Action at portfolio level

Matthew Cvijan, Philip Mitchell
  • Net Zero by 2050 – why is this a GP problem?
  • Short-termism – why interim targets matter and how to set them credibly?
  • Ensuring alignment between the GP and portfolio company on the Net Zero imperative
  • Where to start? Practical tips for a decarbonisation roadmap
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Matthew Cvijan

Commercial Director, Carbon Intelligence

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Philip Mitchell

Consultant, Carbon Intelligence

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09:40 - 10:10

Case study: highlighting why net-zero initiatives are a value creation necessity for PE

Nicky Crawford , Chloë Sanders, Maria Carradice
  • Starting on the journey and integrating it within value creation plans
  • Outlining opportunities of full value chain transformation
  • How have the firm engaged senior management within portfolio companies?

 

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Nicky Crawford

Director, Sustainability and ESG, UK, PwC

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Chloë Sanders

Head of ESG, CVC

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Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Mayfair Equity Partners

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10:10 - 10:45

Climate change considerations in portfolio management

Kirk Hourdajian, Allegra Day, Stefano Bacci, Steyn Verschoof
  • Why and how investing in climate can drive returns
  • Finding investment opportunities in carbon reduction
  • Assessing transition risks vs physical risks based on possible response scenarios
  • Case studies of adding value to investments
Kirk Hourdajian Vista Equity Partners

Kirk Hourdajian

Head of ESG and Impact, Vista Equity Partners

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Allegra Day

ESG Director, Cinven

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Stefano Bacci

Partner & ESG Manager, Ambienta

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Steyn Verschoof

ESG & Sustainability, MJ Hudson

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10:45 - 11:15

Coffee & networking

Plenary
11:15 - 11:50

Defining what is meant by human rights for PE investors and how to address any issuesl response to climate change?

Douglas Bryden, Robert Sroka, Bettina Reinboth
  • What is the level of responsibility for managers?
  • Valuing human rights during due diligence
  • How to react when there is an issue within your supply chain with practical examples
  • New regulations on modern slavery and what it means for fund managers
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Douglas Bryden

Partner, Head of Risk & Operational Regulatory, Travers Smith

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Robert Sroka

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

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Bettina Reinboth

Director of Human Rights and Social Issues, PRI

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11:50 - 12:30

Practical ways to address diversity within a PE portfolio

Sophia Damianou, Vincent Lecat, Caroline Löfgren
  • Are LPs demanding enough? To what extent are allocations being impacted?
  • Working with portfolio companies when your own house may not be in order
  • Examples of how targets and new initiatives have moved the needle
  • Moving beyond just gender diversity
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Sophia Damianou

Managing Director, Business Development (EMEA), Northleaf Capital Partners

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Vincent Lecat

Impact & ESG Specialist, Development Partners International LLP (DPI)

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Caroline Löfgren

Chief Sustainability Officer - Hg

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12:30 - 13:00

Regulatory update: where are we now and preparing yourself for upcoming changes

Simon Witney
  • Snapshot of where the industry is with SFDR
  • What are the implications of the new SFDR guidance?
  • How is the EU taxonomy shaping strategy?
  • What’s coming next in Europe and globally?
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Simon Witney

Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

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13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

13:30 - 14:00

A Deeper Dive and Q&A on the Science Based Targets Guidance for Private Equity

Myles Tatlock
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Myles Tatlock

Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group

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Plenary
14:00 - 15:30

Regulatory networking workshop

Led by Travers Smith the room will be split up into small group discussions to discuss the latest developments in regulation and practical approaches to them.

Room breaks up into roundtable discussions

Legal and regulatory deep dives

14:00-14:45

  • EU taxonomy reporting for companies and asset managers
    Hosted by Danny Riding (Travers Smith)
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace: responding to #MeToo and other topical issues for portfolio companies
    Hosted by Siân Keall (Travers Smith)

  • ESG-linked financial incentives
    Hosted by Katie McMenamin & George Weavil (Travers Smith)

14:45-15:30
Another session of roundtables so delegates can cover another set of topics;

  • Legal and regulatory acquisition due diligence and exit planning
    Hosted by Doug Bryden (Travers Smith)
  • Portfolio company governance best practices
    Hosted by Simon Witney (Travers Smith)
  • Tax governance and ethics
    Hosted by Madeline Gowlett (Travers Smith)

Speakers confirmed for 2021

For more information on speaking opportunities please contact Charles Gould.

charles.g@peimedia.com | +44 (0)203 879 3893

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Graeme Ardus

Head of ESG, Triton Partners

Stefano Bacci

Partner & ESG Manager, Ambienta

Jonathan Bailey

Head of ESG Investing, Neuberger Berman

Rami Bibi

Head of EMEA Global Impact, KKR

Emma Bickerstaffe

Managing Director, ESG & Sustainability, MJ Hudson

Maarten Biermans

Global Head Sustainable Finance, Rabobank Capital Markets

Adam Black

Partner, Head of ESG & Sustainability, Coller Capital

Nicolas Bourdier

Partner, Sustainability, PwC

Douglas Bryden

Partner, Head of Risk & Operational Regulatory, Travers Smith

Richard Burrett

Chief Sustainability Officer, Earth Capital

Joana Castro

Principal and Head of Primary Fund Investing, Unigestion

Corinne Carr

Founder and Responsible Reward Consultant, PeopleNet Limited

Maria Carradice

Managing Director, Mayfair Equity Partners

Tim Clare

Director - ESG Advisory, Anthesis Group

Nicky Crawford

Director, Sustainability and ESG, UK, PwC

Matthew Cvijan

Commercial Director, Carbon Intelligence

Sophia Damianou

Managing Director, Business Development (EMEA), Northleaf Capital Partners

Phil Davis

Director of ESG, Helios Investment Partners

Allegra Day

ESG Director, Cinven

Dr. Silva Deželan

Head of Impact & ESG, Forbion

Abhisheik Dhawan

Sustainable Finance and Partnerships Specialist, UNCDF

Sergio Dias

Head of Key Account Management, RepRisk

Peter Dunbar

Principal – Responsible Investment, StepStone Group

Martin Ewald

Managing Director, Allianz Global Investors

Melissa Ferraz

Managing Director, eFront Insight, BlackRock

Sabrina Fox

Chief Executive Officer, European Leveraged Finance Association (ELFA)

Manuela Fumarola

Head of ESG, Private Equity, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Philippa Gill

Director - EVORA Global

Cornelia Gomez

Global Head of ESG, General Atlantic

Bryn Gostin

Managing Director - Head of Product Development & Strategy, Capital Dynamics

Fabian Gröene

Partner, EQT

Christian Gückel

Chief Risk Officer, SEDCO

Simon Hallett

Managing Director, Endowment & Foundation Practice, Cambridge Associates

Alison Hampton

Founder, Alma Verde Advisors

Adam Heltzer

Partner, Head of ESG, Ares Management

James Hilburn

Director - Financial Services, Carbon Intelligence

James Holley

Partner, ESG Transaction Services & Private Equity, KPMG

Kirk Hourdajian Vista Equity Partners

Kirk Hourdajian

Head of ESG and Impact, Vista Equity Partners

Marina Johnson

Associate, Sustainability, Actis

Alan Kao

Principal and Global Director, ESG Services, Ramboll

Paula Langton

Partner, Campbell Lutyens

Vincent Lecat

Impact & ESG Specialist, Development Partners International LLP (DPI)

Ana Lei Ortiz

Managing Director, Hamilton Lane

Jake Levine

Chief Climate Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Elizabeth Lewis

Managing Director of ESG, Blackstone

Caroline Löfgren

Chief Sustainability Officer - Hg

Blandine Machabert

Senior consultant, INDEFI

Carmela Mendoza

Senior Reporter, PEI

Anders Misund

Partner and Head of EQT Future Advisory Team, EQT Partners

Toby Mitchenall

Senior Editor, New Private Markets

Philip Mitchell

Consultant, Carbon Intelligence

Mary Nicholson

Head of Responsible Investment, Macquarie Asset Management

Dr Andreas Nilsson

Managing Director and Head of Impact, Golding Capital Partners

Anna Olink

Business Development Director, EMEA, GRESB

Eimear Palmer

Partner, Global Head of ESG, Pantheon Ventures

Emmanuel Parmentier

Managing Partner, Indefi

Wim Peeters

Vice President Business Development, EcoVadis

Aaron Pinnock

Impact Investment Analyst, Church Commissioners

Vikram Raju

Head of Climate Investing, Morgan Stanley AIP

Bettina Reinboth

Director of Human Rights and Social Issues, PRI

Toby Robertson

Head of InvestorPortal, Greenstone

Sonia Rocher

Managing Director, BlackRock

Valeria Rosati

Senior Partner, Vantage Infrastructure

Chloë Sanders

Head of ESG, CVC

Elizabeth Seeger

Managing Director, Sustainable Investing, KKR

Adinah Shackleton

Head of ESG, Permira

Snehal Shah, PEI Media

Snehal Shah

Reporter, New Private Markets, PEI Media

Christian Sinding

CEO and Managing Partner, EQT Partners AG

Carina Spitzkopf

Director - Private Debt & CLO's, Hermes Investment Management

Christopher Springham

Formerly VP - Communications and Sustainability, LM Wind Power GE Renewable Energy Business

Robert Sroka

Partner, Abris Capital Partners

Megan Starr, The Carlyle Group

Megan Starr

Global Head of Impact, The Carlyle Group

Tomas Sys

Principal, UK M&A and ESG Advisory Lead, Ramboll

Myles Tatlock

Principal Consultant, Anthesis Group

Jun Tsusaka

CEO, CIO and Chairman of ESG Committee, NSSK

Maaike van der Schoot

Responsible Investment Officer, AlpInvest Partners

Steyn Verschoof

ESG & Sustainability, MJ Hudson

Simon Whistler

Head, Real Assets, Principles for Responsible Investment

Simon Witney

Senior Consultant, Travers Smith

Serge Younes

Head of Sustainability, Investindustrial

Sponsorship opportunities

For more information on available sponsorship opportunities please fill in the enquiry form.

holly.j@peimedia.com | +44 (0)20 7566 5444

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Network with the European responsible investment industry

In its 12th year, the forum is a firmly established event in the industry’s calendar. Join 300+ attendees this November to connect with institutional investors, fund managers, specialist responsible investment and impact managers, and the wider ESG community for two days of learning and networking. This is a must-attend event for those with an interest in ESG in private markets.

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The in-person networking experience

Meet investors with a focus on ESG

Network with active investors in responsible investment. Benefit from our expansive European investor community who will be in attendance throughout the forum.

Network in-person once again

Connect with your peers at interactive workshops, networking breaks, evening drinks reception, roundtable discussions and invite-only breakfasts.

Build new connections at the forum

Current investors include AP6, Dai-ichi Life International, EBRD, Phoenix Group, World Bank Pension, and many more.

Pre-Event Resources

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Agenda

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Sponsorship brochure

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Brochure

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Investor list

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Extended brochure

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Sample attendee list

Past attendee list

Previous attendees included Civen, DWS, EBRD, Exponent Private Equity, Hg, Montagu Private Equity, Pension Protection Fund, Stepstone Group, YIELCO Investments, and many more.

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Covid precautions

To help keep you and our colleagues safe, we have embraced the following principles to ensure the smooth running of our event portfolio, globally.

Planning and risk assessment

The Responsible Investment: Forum Europe has a detailed plan and risk assessment in light of local government and health authority frameworks, now specific to the Covid pandemic. Our staff are working to event industry protocols to minimise and mitigate risk.

Entry requirements

Fully vaccinated – You are required to show an official vaccine certificate and a negative lateral flow/rapid antigen test which must be done within 24 hours of arrival at the event venue.

Not fully vaccinated – You are required to show evidence of a negative lateral flow/antigen test each day of the event.

Cleanliness

PEI is working with our venue partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and cleanliness. This includes a deep clean pre-event and continuous sanitisation during the event, with a focus on high-contact areas such as lifts, staircases, door handles, restrooms and food and beverage delivery points.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Attendees and staff at all PEI events may be required to use items of PPE in accordance with local government and health authority regulations. This could include wearing a face covering, the use of gloves and/or face screens in certain parts of the venue.

Contactless

Where possible PEI will encourage attendees to minimise their contacts. This includes the event registration process and also contact between attendees. PEI encourages all attendees to avoid close social contact such as hand-shakes and to find digital alternatives to exchanging details rather than business cards.

Attendee numbers and density

PEI will assess and manage in line with local government and health authority mandates the number of delegates in the event space and the flow of attendee traffic in and out of plenary and break-out rooms and around exhibition rooms and other meeting spaces.

Personal hygiene

In tandem with venue measures, PEI encourages attendees to take full advantage of hand sanitisation stations around the venue.

Track and trace

We will work with local authorities as required to track, trace and contact attendees in line with the applicable privacy legislation.

Medical

Qualified first-aid staff will be ready to assist anyone falling ill for whatever reason. In the event of any attendee suffering Covid-related symptoms, the PEI team will follow local health guidance in ensuring the safety of all participants.